Fashion Shows, Final Fridays & Gallery Openings Close out Summer 2013

Fashion Shows, Final Fridays & Gallery Openings close out Summer 2013 at MegaFauna. As we introduced the creative design management team at MegaFauna we did so with reinforced confidence that the independent network of creatives were ready to move into the forefront of events, programming and creative consulting in Colorado. Within six short months, MegaFauna and the collective of 250+ local creative talents have humbly accepted creative design consulting rolls with Colorado’s Largest Outdoor Fashion event, Urban Nights, Colorado’s Best Places to work, Restaurant Solutions Inc., including the design and implementation of a new gallery and event center for South Denver “1101”. Further, MegaFauna has helped to establish and facilitate Final Friday, a culturally integrating music walk and urban bazaar throughout the Greater Five Points, Ball Park and River North Art District.

We have done so with the goal of thoughtful integration of art, business and community. With the reinforcement of belief that the greatest value is that which we can provide for the common good and that no monetary arrangement should ever replace the humanistic element and understanding that we are all in this together. This is a concept that sounds dreamy, or lofty to many, but it is in direct correlation to fundamental principles which support the network that drives our success. As a testament to the network and capabilities of our one for all, all for one philosophy, we are happy to bring you three significant events focusing on our core competencies, Art, Apparel and Local Creative Management. Enjoy the rest of your Summer and we look forward to visiting with you at the store or any of the events listed below.

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Urban Nights Denver is Colorado’s largest outdoor fashion event. It is held for the benefit of Urban Peak which provides services and shelter to homeless youth in Denver. A Runway for a Reason … August 23, 2013. Join MegaFauna as we introduce 12 of Colorado’s top independent designers on the urban landscape at the Mile High Station Viaduct. A very dramatic 100 foot outdoor runway and hyperbolic digital media showcase the creative wonderment of Colorado fashion and design, supporting homeless youth in the Denver area.

Where: Mile High Station

When: Friday August 23

Tickets and more information at www.UrbanNightsDenver.Org

 

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This is the end, my friends, the end. Final Friday Finale is August 30, featuring over 30 local and national acts, 30+ artists and artisans covering over 20 blocks of street scripted style and urban appeal. What began over a year ago as a block party and create sanctuary for local arts and music, has spawn into a statewide phenomenon. Final Friday has been embedded into the creative culture of Colorado allowing for the integration of a myriad of artists interactions which will continue to be felt for years to come. Scripted as a four event music series and urban bazaar, Final Friday has opened up rooftops, illuminated dark alleys and effectively re-introduced a truly social and meaningful experience throughout the Rocky Mountain Region’s fastest growing areas, in Greater Five Points, Ball Park and around the River North Art District.

The August 30th Final Friday will be promoting the culminating efforts of hundreds of local residents and dozens of local businesses. Musical talents from every genre are set to play in, out and around the Northeast corridor of Larimer and Walnut. With so much variety planned, the Final Friday Finale is open for everyone from families to dedicated music and art heads. And at only $5 the event is affordable everyone.

For more information, line up, schedule and ticketing for Final Friday Finale August 30, please visit www.megafaunastore.com/finalfriday.  We cordially invite you to Final Friday Finale and hope that the Finale will leave you begging for an Encore.

Final Friday Finale. Sponsored by Drambuie, Deep Eddy Vodka, Loud Sound Management, PostModern, Wagner Rents, SharpCo Designs, Arts & Venues Denver, RINO (River North Art District), MegaFauna and the independent music, art and business network of Colorado.

Location: August 30 currently based at 2701 Larimer; stretching from 20th Street to 38th Street along the North Larimer and North Walnut corridor.

Cost: $5, going directly to support the bands contributing to your having an awesome time

All Ages, except for 21+ for bar venues.

 

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What do you get when you combine the talents of Colorado’s Top Places to Work, a team of crack-pot video and media production ninjas with the creative design management team at MegaFauna? One En Masse, a Grand Opening for “1101” South Denver’s newest living art space, curated gallery and event campus. Saturday September 7, 6-10pm hosted at1101 Mineral home of Restaurant Solutions Inc. , awarded Denver Post’s Best Places to Work in Colorado 2013.

The President of Restaurant Solutions Inc, Blair Pennington, admits RSI is an accounting firm that doesn’t act like an accounting firm. RSI boasts a “Who’s Who” of local and national service industry clients and an interactive work space that covers over 68,000 square feet in the newly tapped headquarters in Littleton, Colorado.  “We really set out to create a fun, interactive environment that speaks to our true company culture,” says Pennington, and that culture is all about fun and following up with the local art and music scene. MegaFauna and RSI teamed up to bring together the local creative talents of Bimmer T, for wall installations and murals, Elevated State of Design, for custom wood furniture, office installations and ornamental accents, as well as, permanent installation works of art contributed by several other local creative talents.

The Grand Opening for “1101” marks a definitive step toward bringing art to the suburbs. With relatively few options for cultural interaction in the outlying suburbs, RSI & MegaFauna hope to deliver a curated experience that is both inviting and enjoyable for people from all walks and all tastes. According to Leia Thompson, Director at 1101, “The 1101 space will also open it’s doors to hosted events, weddings, social gatherings and community based initiatives. 1101 is a creative campus with true tie in to the South Denver communities.”

One En Masse, Presented by MegaFauna, One Floor Up & Restaurant Solutions Inc

-Group Art Show and Open House sponsored by MegaFauna, The Urban Arts Fund, SOCUE, One Floor Up & Restaurant Solutions Inc

-Grand Opening gala at 1101 to feature Live Art, Live Music, Local Food & Open House for Restaurant Solutions Inc. This will be a benefit for The Urban Arts Fund and SOCUE

The Urban Arts Fund creates positive, well-tended and active community gathering spaces, and by generating opportunities for young people to participate in diversionary art and leadership programs.

SOCUE. Sisters of Color United for Education improves peoples health, wellness, and quality of life by educating families about healthy lifestyles and increasing their access to health services by removing language and cultural barriers.

-Awaken your palate to a truly entertaining experience with 10,000 square feet of open house & show space for you to enjoy art, music and socializing

-For More Information call 720.982.8049

Food & Drink & Transportation available by
Rocky Mountain Soda Company, Peach Street Distillers, Moon Distillers, Jelly Cafe & Uber

 

Thank you for supporting local creativity.

John Mc

“Keep it Glassy” Art Show at Meadowlark & MegaFauna

They say that the purpose of art is to invoke an emotional response. If this is the case, it takes a special type of art to invoke a melee. This past July Mike McGinley approached me about hanging an impromptu show featuring his latest and greatest pop and flash art etched on glass. No promotion, no advanced notice. Within two days every piece was purchased. The mob reached such a frenzy at one point, I was up a ladder trying to hang a piece and customers were bidding and buying before the piece could get properly leveled. Such has been my experience with Mike McGinley and his art etched on window and glass panes.

December 7 at Meadowlark & MegaFauna, Mike McGinley aims to add to a new and fun-filled show presenting one-of-a-kind pop-art etched on glass with, “Keep it Glassy”.

Mike will be presenting all original interpretations of pop influenced imagery and his own creations of flash and street culture, just above the curb. Each piece will be displayed on resourced and upcycled window pane and modified doors with glass installations. Each sized properly to fit a large wall as a series OR individually for the downtown or loft crowd. There are some surprises in play for the show, including LED retro-fitted and back-lit pieces.

Boulder-based Evo Hemp of Hemp Health, Inc., will be in attendance passing health-filled hemp bar samples and cool schwag. DJ Viking Sound Machine will be in the house pushing beats and other audible treats. J Audrey Hair Studio will be offering discount cards for their in-house hair studio. As always the MF Cafe will be selling locally roasted Novo Coffee, Rocky Mountain Sodas, sandwiches by local deli’s and Mom’s famous baked treats.

Keep it Glassy 6 PM-10PM at MegaFauna and continue Keeping it Glassy until midnight in Meadowlark at 2701 Larimer in the North Larimer neighborhood of Greater Five Points.

 

MF Cafe now sells Evo Hemp Bars

November 2012 will forever remind me of the month the store, finally, received it’s restaurant retail license. In addition to the coffee and light food options being presented, November 2012 will also remind me of meeting the two very smart and very, genuinely motivated founders at Evo Hemp, Ari and Jourdan.These guys thought of everything, from a simple smart solution in a food snack, to a compostable wrapper  that thinks about it’s job of disappearing long after you’ve dropped it from your hemp seed satiated palms.

The introduction of the Evo Hemp bar marks the first conscious food decision at the MF Cafe, a shout out to my Boulder roots and the introduction of a future MEGA food brand to my little “up-and-coming” neighborhood in Greater Five Points. You may have not heard of Evo Hemp Bar, YET. Give it a month, this Boulder based fledgling company has recently inked deals with Pharmica and soon to adorn the aisles of Whole Foods. As Evo continues to grow, so too will the MegaFauna involvement in collaboration with Evo concepts and their firm commitment to think locally and act globally.

 

Evo hemp is a health food company that utilizes the incredible power of hemp seeds with their essential oils, protein, flavanols and minerals to give your healthy body what it needs.

– Evo Hemp’s Mission –

Supply the world with hemp seed rich foods that provide people all the essential nutrients needed to live a happy and healthy life. Protect the rights of the planet and it’s inhabitants.

unwrap the power of hemp seeds DAILY 10AM-late

@ 2701 Larimer St. Denver. Order bulk by emailing contact@megaFaunastore.com

Evo Hemp bar packs as much into it as you do into your day.
Pure fruits, nuts and seeds sustain your energy and satisfy
your taste buds on the go. The essential oils, protein,
flavanols and minerals gives your healthy body what it needs,
all backed by the incredible power of hemp seeds.

It’s superfood, evovled!